Helping Fellow Teachers Avoid Burnout & Increase Student Engagement
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Fee Range: $1K-5KInvite Chase
Chase Mielke is an award-winning educator, writer, and speaker focusing on preventing teacher burnout and increasing student engagement.
He has been awarded multiple honors, including being a Michigan Teacher of the Year nominee and a Allegan County “Outstanding People for Education” recipient. For his work minimizing the achievement gap with at-risk high schoolers, his Positive Psychology program received a Michigan Association of School Administrator’s “Winner’s Circle Award.” The program teaches concepts of positive emotion, engagement, meaning, and accomplishment to hundreds of students each year, especially at-risk high schoolers. Consistently, students reduce failure rates by at least 50% each year.
In addition to modeling excellence as an educator, his writing has been featured on WeAreTeachers, Huffpost, Edutopia, and EdPost. He received a WordPress “Freshly Pressed” distinction for his viral blog and video “What Students Really Need to Hear,” which has been used across the world to motivate students.
As an engaging, nationally recognized speaker, he has traveled across the nation and world to speak with students and educators on topics of resilience, mindset, applied neuroscience, and positive psychology.
Chase was moments away from quitting teaching — a career he loved. He was burned out, bitter, and beaten by the external challenges of modern education. But he didn’t quit. He doubled-down, using the same science of well-being he had taught his students for over a decade.
In this engaging, humorous, and heartfelt talk, Chase shares his experience as a veteran educator and provides key insights on how the science of small, positive moments creates thriving adults, learners, and communities. Your audience will be empowered to take care of themselves, so they can better take care of the young adults who need them.
- OPTIMISM – Refocus on the good in order to reignite our love for teaching and parenting
- OWNERSHIP – Take control of our own well-being through simple, research-based actions that boost purpose and happiness
- MINDFULNESS – Be present and turn minor moments into major momentum to thrive personally and professionally
- COMMUNITY – Cultivate positive relationships with kids and adults to build supportive and resilient cultures.
Chase knows stress. As a parent and veteran high school teacher, he has spent over a decade studying — and living —how stress affects our thinking, learning, and behaving. But this talk is not a boring lecture. It’s a captivating and practical exploration of how we can use the science of stress to become happier, healthier, and more resilient.
Chase combines critical research with heartfelt and hilarious stories from his students, his teaching, and his parenting. Your audience will learn how to manage and leverage stress to not just survive but thrive in these stressful times.
- COMPASSION – Use the science of stress to be more empathetic toward others and forgiving of ourselves
- OPTIMISM – Reframe stress into positive actions that help us persevere
- RESILIENCE – Apply simple, powerful actions to move from stress-resistant to stress resilient
“Chase was able to get at the heart of change in his keynote speech. I don’t believe inspiring and motivating are strong enough words for the impact he truly had on everyone in attendance. All of the attendees were engaged and walked away ready to take on the challenges they face.”Cindy Schumacher, Executive Director
“Chase engaged our audience with meaningful stories to drive home the key messages of his presentation. The audience was both challenged and affirmed and his humor added a fun dimension to his keynote speech. His credibility to speak about education is through the roof. Chase is professional, collaborative, and a tremendous advocate for teachers and teaching.”John S., Systems Change Conference Organizer
“Chase speaks with the heart of a teacher, the wisdom of an oracle, and the familiarity of a friend. You will find research-based methodologies aimed at creating fundamental shifts in attitude, understanding, and behavior. A just-in-time antidote for the exhaustion afflicting our nation’s teachers.”Weston Kieschnick, Author